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Thai junta poised to retain power as nation awaits vote results

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Thailand's election results were due Monday, with the junta appearing poised to hold on to power in a vote that saw its …

Asian markets suffer blood-letting on global growth fears

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Asian markets plunged Monday after a sharp sell-off on Wall Street fuelled by concerns about the global economy and a …

Xi, Macron hold talks as France seeks EU unity on China

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron were due to hold talks in Paris on Monday with …

Probe opened after elderly 'yellow vest' protester injured

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French officials faced fresh questions Sunday about the handling of the "yellow vest" protests after an elderly activist …

Djokovic downs Delbonis, Halep battles into Miami 4th round

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Novak Djokovic remains on course for a record seventh Miami Open title, but the world number one admitted to a loss of …

Trump declares 'complete exoneration' after Mueller finds no collusion

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US President Donald Trump declared Sunday that he had been completely exonerated after his campaign was cleared of …

Britain's May to meet ministers amid reported moves to oust her

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British Prime Minister Theresa May will on Monday chair a potentially volatile meeting of her cabinet amid reports of an …

Teacher from remote Kenya village is world's best, wins $1 mn

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A maths and physics teacher from a secondary school in a remote village in Kenya's Rift Valley has won the $1 million …

Djokovic passes Delbonis test to reach Miami 4th round

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Novak Djokovic remains on course for a record seventh Miami Open title, but the world number one was made to fight all …

Jordan Peele scares, and scores, again with new film 'Us'

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With his new film "Us" blasting to an estimated $70.3 million opening in North American theaters in one of the best …

Uber to buy Mideast rival Careem: report

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Uber is set to buy its Middle Eastern rival Careem for $3.1 billion, financial news agency Bloomberg reported Sunday.

Toulouse ready for Champions Cup quarters after stretching Top 14 lead

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Toulouse extended their lead in France's Top 14 on Sunday as captain Piula Faasalele shone in a 23-19 victory at La …

New-look Germany edge Dutch in Euro thriller as Croatia stumble

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Germany's Nico Schulz sealed a thrilling 3-2 win over the Netherlands in a see-saw Euro 2020 qualifier as Joachim Loew's …

Trump declares 'complete exoneration' after Mueller report finds no collusion

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US President Donald Trump declared Sunday that he had been completely exonerated after his campaign was cleared of …

Schulz seals dramatic late win for Germany over the Netherlands.

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Nico Schulz's 90th minute winner fired Germany to a dramatic 3-2 victory over the Netherlands in their opening Euro 2020 …

Jihadists emerge from tunnels to surrender after 'caliphate' falls

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Dozens of Islamic State group jihadists emerged from tunnels to surrender to US-backed forces in eastern Syria on …

Disease fears mount for Africa cyclone survivors

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Disease is threatening to aggravate the already dire conditions facing millions of survivors following the powerful …

Mueller found no Trump campaign collusion with Russia: official

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Moscow's meddling in the 2016 election found no evidence of conspiracy by …

Under threat May holds Brexit crisis talks

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British Prime Minister Theresa May held crisis talks Sunday with Conservative colleagues as she tries to plot a path …

Xi meets Macron as French president seeks united EU front on China

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron met for dinner in the south of France Sunday …

Netanyahu in Washington with Golan Heights recognition on tap

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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Washington on Sunday, looking for an electoral boost from Donald …

Thai junta party takes shock lead in first general election since 2014 coup

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Thailand's ruling junta took an unexpected lead in the country's first election since a 2014 coup with more than 90 …

Xi arrives on French Riviera as Macron seeks united EU front on China

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Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Monaco on the French Riviera Sunday seeking to press ambitious commercial goals …

Stricken Norwegian liner reaches port after airlift drama

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A cruise liner that ran into trouble in stormy seas off Norway reached port under its own steam Sunday after hundreds of …

US lawmakers clash while awaiting a briefing on Mueller report

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Republican and Democratic lawmakers clashed sharply on Sunday over the meaning of the newly completed report on Russian …

Stricken liner sails for port after hundreds airlifted to safety

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A cruise liner that ran into trouble in stormy seas off Norway was Sunday heading for the nearest port under its own …

Polls close in Thailand's first general election since 2014 coup

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Thais began the nail-biting wait late Sunday to see whether the ruling junta will return to power as a civilian …

Detained jihadists are ticking bomb, Syria Kurds warn

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Syria's Kurds warned Sunday that despite the demise of the Islamic State's "caliphate", the thousands of foreign …

Thais vote in first general election since 2014 coup

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Thais filled schoolyards, temples and government offices to vote Sunday in the first election since a 2014 coup, with …

Osaka, Zverev stunned, Serena withdraws in Miami

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Naomi Osaka crashed out of the third round of the WTA and ATP Miami Open on Saturday as Hsieh Su-Wei exacted revenge for …

US on edge for Russia probe findings on Trump

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The US public and Washington's deeply divided political class on Sunday faced another day of anxiously waiting to learn …

NZ to hold national remembrance for Christchurch next Friday

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New Zealand will hold a national remembrance service for victims of the Christchurch massacre on March 29, the …

'Back from the dead': Greek homes in Airbnb fever

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For Dimitra Dionysopoulou, who lives in the shadow of the Acropolis, there is no mistaking the signs of the Airbnb …

Thais go to polls in first general election since 2014 coup

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Polls opened Sunday for the first Thai election since a 2014 coup, with a high turnout expected among a public who …

Britain's May reportedly on the brink amid Brexit crisis

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Prime Minister Theresa May is making a last-ditch bid this weekend to win support among British MPs for her EU divorce …

Chief characters in Britain's Brexit saga

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Britain's drawn-out drama around Brexit, which is set to take another twist this week as parliament again grapples with …

Polls open in first Thai general election since 2014 coup

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Polls opened Sunday for the first Thai election since a 2014 coup, with a high turnout expected among a public who …

Osaka stunned by Hsieh, injured Serena withdraws in Miami

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Naomi Osaka crashed out of the third round of the WTA and ATP Miami Open on Saturday as Hsieh Su-Wei exacted revenge for …

Tintoretto's bold innovations highlighted in US show

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When he was just a teenager, Tintoretto was sent to Italian Renaissance painter Titian's studio, only to be kicked out …

Apple's rivals in streaming video

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Apple is expected to take on streaming rivals like Netflix and Amazon as Hollywood giants Disney and WarnerMedia also …

Protesters rally against EU internet copyright reform

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Tens of thousands of demonstrators rallied in Germany on Saturday to protest against an imminent EU copyright reform.

Post-IS Iraq treads fine line as it seeks regional role

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Five years after the Islamic State group swept across Iraq, Baghdad is bidding to reclaim its role as a regional player …

Federer rallies to beat 46th-ranked Albot in Miami opener

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Roger Federer battled back from a set down to overcome 46th-ranked Radu Albot 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 on Saturday and reach the …

Norway rescuers airlift passengers off cruise ship in storm

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Rescuers were working into the night on Saturday to airlift 1,300 passengers and crew off a cruise ship after it got …

Clashes as French police crack down on 'yellow vest' protests

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Clashes broke out in the latest "yellow vest" protests in French cities Saturday but a massive police deployment …

Anti-Brexit protesters stage mass rally in London

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Hundreds of thousands of protesters swamped London on Saturday demanding another referendum on EU membership amid …

Syria force takes IS bastion, 'caliphate' wiped out

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Kurdish-led forces pronounced the death of the Islamic State group's nearly five-year-old "caliphate" Saturday after …

Norway airlifting 1,300 off cruise ship in rough seas

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Emergency services on Saturday launched an air rescue for 1,300 passengers and crew stranded aboard a cruise ship after …

Washington on edge for Mueller's findings on Trump

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US Attorney General Bill Barr was expected to hand Congress as early as Saturday the key findings of the Russian …

Norway airlifting 1,300 passengers off SOS cruise ship

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Emergency services said on Saturday they had begun airlifting 1,300 passengers from a cruise ship in trouble off the …

Africa cyclone death toll surges past 600, 'worst yet to come'

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The death toll from a powerful cyclone that pummelled swathes of southern African countries, flooding thousands of …

French police out in force to prevent 'yellow vest' violence

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Thousands of police fanned out across Paris and other French cities Saturday for the 19th consecutive week of "yellow …

Shabaab raid kills 11 in Somalia, including deputy minister

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An attack involving gunmen and bomb blasts on a complex housing government ministries in Somalia's capital killed at …

Eight dead in Somalia Shabaab raid, including deputy minister

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An attack involving gunmen and bomb blasts on a complex housing government ministries in Somalia's capital killed at …

Five dead in Somalia Shabaab raid, including deputy minister

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An attack involving gunmen and bomb blasts on a complex housing government ministries in Somalia's capital killed at …

Cyclone death toll surges as UN steps up Mozambique aid call

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The death toll in Mozambique on Saturday climbed to 417 after a cyclone pummelled swathes of the southern African …

Emotional Muslims return to Christchurch mosque as NZ works to move on

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Muslims held emotional prayers inside Christchurch's main mosque on Saturday for the first time since a white …

UN steps up aid call for Mozambique cyclone victims

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The UN is stepping up calls for help in Mozambique as aid agencies struggle to assist tens of thousands of people …

IS 'caliphate' totally eliminated: Syria force

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Kurdish-led forces pronounced the death of the Islamic State group's nearly five-year-old "caliphate" Saturday after …

China factory blast death toll jumps to 64, man rescued after 40 hours

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The death toll in a chemical plant explosion in China rose to 64 Saturday but rescuers found a survivor among more than …

Twin cyclones batter Australia

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A "very destructive" category 4 cyclone slammed into Australia's remote northern coast on Saturday, while a second, …

'Can't be called water': Brazil marks two months since dam disaster

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Brazilian fisherman Jose Geraldo dos Santos uses a long pole to push his boat down the reddish-brown Paraopeba River, …

Tearful Muslims return to Christchurch mosque as NZ works to move on

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Muslims prayed at Christchurch's main mosque on Saturday for the first time since a white supremacist massacred …

French govt gets tough on 'yellow vest' demos

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France's "yellow vests" are expected to stage further anti-government protests Saturday despite the authorities vowing a …

Trump drops new N.Korea sanctions because he 'likes' Kim: W.House

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President Donald Trump on Friday abruptly announced the cancellation of sanctions imposed by his own Treasury Department …

Djokovic, Osaka win Miami openers as Thiem tumbles

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Novak Djokovic put his Indian Wells disappointment behind him on Friday at the ATP and WTA Miami Open with a ruthless …

Top-ranked Park, Liu share LPGA Founders Cup lead

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China's Liu Yu made the most of her early morning start, firing an eight-under par 64 on Friday to join world number one …

Ex-footballer Davies turns gambling own goal into net gain for others

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Scott Davies stood in his kitchen and held a knife to his chest as he contemplated the wreckage of his football career …

Mueller submits report on bombshell Trump-Russia probe

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Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday submitted his long-awaited report into an explosive two-year investigation of …

Mueller report could still damn Trump -- or be a big 'nothing-burger'

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded his Russia meddling investigation Friday without recommending any new charges, …

Rare albino penguin makes debut at Polish zoo

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A rare three-month-old albino penguin made its first public appearance at a zoo in the Polish Baltic port city of …

Southgate lauds England hat-trick hero Sterling's coming of age

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England manager Gareth Southgate hailed Raheem Sterling's coming of age on the international stage after hitting his …

Finch's century helps fire Australia to eight-wicket win over Pakistan

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Aaron Finch's fine century drove Australia to a convincing eight-wicket win over a new-look Pakistan in the first …

Economic gloom hits world stock markets

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Worries about economic growth prospects hit global stock markets on Friday, causing sharp price drops on both sides of …

Mueller submits report on Russia investigation

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday wrapped up his two-year investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 US …

Robert Mueller, the invisible prosecutor who shook the White House

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As a prosecutor, Robert Mueller took on violent Hells Angels, mob bosses and foreign spies. At the end of his career, he …

Priest stabbed live on TV at Canada's biggest church

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A priest was stabbed in front of his congregation live on television during morning mass on Friday at Canada's biggest …

Dangerous driver jailed for deadly Canadian bus crash

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A truck driver whose semi trailer slammed into a Canadian junior hockey team bus, killing 16 and injuring the remaining …

Aid workers scramble to get relief supplies to Mozambique cyclone victims

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Aid workers faced disarray, a clamour for help and mounting anger Friday as they headed out across central Mozambique, …

May pushes for Brexit deal with new timetable

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British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday tried to persuade MPs to back the Brexit deal, seeking to build bridges …

Islamic State driven from final Syria territory: White House

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The White House said Friday that the Islamic State jihadist group has lost its final territory in Syria -- even as …

Anger, grief sweep Iraq's Mosul as ferry disaster toll hits 100

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The capsizing of a Tigris River ferry packed with families celebrating Kurdish New Year in Mosul left at least 100 …

Mideast anger over Trump's Golan vow 'breaking international law'

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Syria, its allies, and fellow states in the region Friday condemned US President Donald Trump's pledge to recognise …

In Zimbabwe, grief and hunger stalk storm victims

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Eunica Simango sits with downcast eyes as she waits at a relief centre in Chimanimani.

China probes factory blast after 62 killed

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Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered local governments Friday to prevent any more industrial disasters after a chemical …

IAAF new gender rules 'humiliating, harmful': UN rights council

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The UN Human Rights Council has condemned the IAAF's attempt to regulate the testosterone levels of female athletes, as …

May makes fresh push for Brexit deal with new timetable

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British Prime Minister Theresa May huddled with her ministers on Friday as she plotted a renewed bid to convince MPs to …

German police warn social media stars after Berlin brawl

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German police warned social media stars Friday to rein in their followers after making several arrests during a brawl in …

Syria says Trump's Golan pledge ignores international law

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Syria, its allies, and fellow states in the region Friday condemned US President Donald Trump's pledge to recognise …

Ghana journalists fear 'rule of jungle' after attacks

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Ghana's reputation as a beacon of media freedom in an otherwise turbulent region has come under threat following a spate …

China probes factory blast after 47 killed

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Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered local governments Friday to prevent any more industrial disasters after a chemical …

Israel envoy summoned over 'intrusion' at French cultural centre

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France's foreign ministry said Friday that it had summoned the Israeli government's representative in Paris over what it …

House of Khan: Pakistani finds fame as 'Game of Thrones' doppelganger

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Pakistani waiter Rozi Khan had never heard of the Game of Thrones -- or its hugely popular character Tyrion Lannister -- …

May makes final push for Brexit deal with new timetable

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Prime Minister Theresa May returns to Britain on Friday vowing to make "every effort" to win over MPs opposed to her EU …

Syria says Trump Golan U-turn ignores international law

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The Syrian government on Friday condemned US President Donald Trump's pledge to recognise Israel's annexation of the …

China probes factory blast as death toll rises to 47

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Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered local governments Friday to prevent any more industrial disasters after a chemical …

Defiance, tears and joy as Christchurch unites

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When the prayer memorial ended in Christchurch, Ahmad Khan stood shoulder-to-shoulder with three Maori men in …

N. Korea pulls out of inter-Korean liaison office

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North Korea pulled its staff out of an inter-Korean liaison office Friday, Seoul said, weeks after leader Kim Jong Un's …

Indonesia's Garuda says to cancel 49-jet Boeing 737 deal after crashes

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Indonesia's national carrier Garuda has told Boeing it will cancel a multi-billion-dollar order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 …

Syria says Trump position on Golan ignores international law

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The Syrian government on Friday condemned US President Donald Trump's pledge to recognise Israel's annexation of the …

N. Korea pulls out of inter-Korean liaison office: Seoul

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North Korea pulled its staff out of an inter-Korean liaison office Friday, Seoul said, weeks after leader Kim Jong Un's …